Derek Winnert

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The War Between Men and Women ** (1972, Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Jason Robards Jr) – Classic Movie Review 6236

Co-writer/ director Melville Shavelson’s 1972 movie is an interesting but uncomfortable mix of comedy, drama, romance, sentiment and seriousness, loosely based on James Thurber’s writings and drawings. Jack Lemmon plays Peter Wilson, a cartoonist going blind, […]

Nov, 12

The Assam Garden **** (1985, Deborah Kerr, Madhur Jaffrey, Alex McCowen, Zia Mohyeddin, Iain Cuthbertson Anton Lesser, Ronald Russell) – Classic Movie Review 6164

Director Mary McMurray’s tender and poignant 1985 drama brings back Deborah Kerr to the cinema after a 16-year layoff (since The Arrangement in 1969) as Englishwoman Helen, an ex-Raj widow who returns to England and the […]

Oct, 31

Bunny O’Hare ** (1971, Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Cassidy) – Classic Movie Review 6023

Director Gerd Oswald’s 1971 golden years comedy pairs Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine as penniless widow granny Bunny O’Hare and old thief Billy Green, who team up to rob banks like antique hippy, motor-biking Robin Hoods! […]

Sep, 13

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre **** (1974, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Gunnar Hansen) – Classic Movie Review 5980

Director Tobe Hooper’s scintillating 1974 film début proper (following 1969’s experimental Eggshells) ranks as one of the most shocking and powerful horror films ever made and is a horror movie game changer. Based on the true […]

Aug, 27

Privileged *** (1982, Robert Woolley, Diana Katis, Hugh Grant, Victoria Studd, James Wilby, Imogen Stubbs, Mark Williams) – Classic Movie Review 5976

Director Michael Hoffman’s 1982 British film tells an old-fashioned, 1960s-style story of an egocentric actor and is an odd choice in 1982 for a feature film made by an amateur cast and crew from Oxford […]

Aug, 27

Made Men ** (1997, James Biberi, Thomas Calabro, Don Close, Cara Buono, Andrew Fiscella, Aida Turturro) – Classic Movie Review 5913

‘They grew up together. Life turned them into Made Men.’ James Biberi stars as hot-tempered Vinny Morganti, Andrew Fiscella as Sal Ponti, Thomas Calabro as Nicky ‘Shoes’ Piazza in co-writer/ co-producer/ director Don Close’s well-made, involving […]

Aug, 14

Up the Junction *** (1968, Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, Adrienne Posta, Maureen Lipman, Michael Gothard, Liz Fraser, Hylda Baker, Alfie Bass) – Classic Movie Review 5897

Director Peter Collinson’s 1968 movie adaptation of Nell Dunn’s famous 1963 book and Ken Loach’s classic BBC TV adaptation of 1965 was popular but did not spark the kind of controversy or impact that they did. This Sixties […]

Aug, 11

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